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Sewing and textiles with Ann

The Halifax Hoodie

This is sort of a birthday present to myself, in as much as I bought to pattern and fabric on my birthday. I tried to take the day off work, … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

V9022 – how easy is ‘very easy’?

I haven’t sewn or blogged for a while. It’s not that I lost my sew-jo; more a case of losing my Mother. I did sew a very special dress for … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Simplicity K8265 – jumper and skirt

Sew Style Dressmaker seems to be a collection of free patterns from recent editions of Sew magazine, along with three more free patterns. For £9.99 that’s not bad value, as … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Vogue 9284, Step 8. Make any necessary fit alterations!

Trousers! So great to wear, but so hard to get right. Actually, if you go back as far as the ’60s, do you remember the word ‘slacks’? I haven’t heard … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Scuba

I’ve been a bit put off scuba, despite a number of perfectly good looking scuba garments out there is the blogoshere. It was Love Sewing Issue 47 which persuaded me, … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Block printing in Gujarat, India

Gujarat is a popular destination for textile tours, but other than that, its not a big tourist destination and even some of my best travelled friends need to be told … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Santa’s workshop 2017

Do you feel obliged to make presents, because you can? I do. It means that Christmas costs me far less than it might cost other people, at least in terms … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment